Nov. 5: Ancient City ALS Walk at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

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The inaugural Ancient City ALS Walk will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, 19 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine.

Continued awareness and fundraising for research is the key to unlocking the extremely intricate code to the path to success in finding a cure for ALS. There is absolutely no hope today but we are determined to change that. It’s the only disease where you have no hope, no medicine to take, no chance to survive. Everyone deserves a chance to fight.

That’s why we need a walk in every city, especially this special city we call home, St. Augustine.

Bring your family, friends and co-workers and enjoy a fun-filled morning complete with music, entertainment and food all while supporting and bringing hope to ALS patients in our community.

What is ALS?

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. Part of the problem with this disease is that there are no survivors to continue the fight. You become trapped in your body. You mind stays strong as you watch your body eventually become useless.

Help Us Find a Cure

Every dollar we raise from this walk goes directly to helping patients and research at the Mayo Clinic in Florida ALS Certified Center of Excellence in Jacksonville, right in our back yard, where they are beginning to make major breakthroughs.

Contact Carmen Stokes, Senior Development Manager,
(813) 637-9000 x121
Email cstokes@alsafl.org for more information, or see the website here.

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